• Personal Youth Development Programme
  • Rural Network for Northern Ireland

    Rural Network- Supporting rural development locally, nationally & across Europe

  • Farm Family Key Skills Health and Safety

    RDC working to improve the lives of farmers and farm family members. 

  • Rural Respecting Difference Programme

    Working to increase awareness of diversity and difference among young children.


RDC, the rural development organisation for Northern Ireland, works to support and encourage integrated rural development actions that recognise and value the contribution of agriculture, rural regeneration, the environment and culture in realising its vision of 'a living, working, sustainable and shared countryside'.    




Puppet Play Encourages Young Children to Respect Difference

Young children from rural areas in Northern Ireland and the border counties are set to benefit from a new £1.2m project that will place respecting difference at the heart of learning with the use of puppets and cartoon messages.

Farm Safety Dates Announced

A further series of dates has been announced by CAFRE and the Rural Development Council for on-farm health and safety workshops delivered as part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Farm Family Key Skills.

Chair and Vice Chair appointed for Heart of Ancient Ulster LPS

Following a series of consultation events across the Mid Ulster and Fermanagh and Omagh districts, the Heart of Ancient Ulster Landscape Partnership Scheme has appointed a Chair and Vice Chair.

Farm Family First Aid Training Open for Applications

Information from the Farm Safety Partnership has highlighted that as many as 100 accidents per month happen on Northern Ireland farms which require some form of medical attention. CAFRE in conjunction with NFU Mutual are launching First Aid training tailored for farming families and employees that will cover a wide range of first aid emergencies encountered on farms.  

Local farmers receive Farm Family Key Skills health and safety pack

Under the 2014 – 2020 Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme, Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) scheme, CAFRE continues to offer health & safety workshops to Farm Families and their employees.